Rank or Title
Date of Death
29 Jul 1916
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte George Arthur Young, 13405, 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was serving in East Africa when he died in hospital from an unspecified disease on July 29th, 1916. He was buried in Dar es Salaam War Cemetery in German East Africa (now Tanzania).
His military record says he was born in St Albans  and was residing at Elstree, otherwise little is known about him. However, he is included on the Luton Roll of Honour with an address given as 33 Windsor Street, Luton. His name was also added to a "Book of Life" being prepared at Luton Parish Church in 1919.
There were no reports of George's death in Luton newspapers around the time, other than his name being included in a list of military casualties on September 8th, 1916. That indicated he came from Luton, although it may have been that his widow, Elizabeth Kate (nee Underwood), had by then moved back to her home town of Luton.
At the age of 14 Elizabeth [born 1876] was working as a general servant for a family in St Peter's Street, St Albans, the town where George was born. The couple were married in the early summer of 1898, and a Luton street directory for 1926 shows Elizabeth Kate Young then living at 33 Windsor Street, Luton. She would have had George's name added to the Luton Roll of Honour (published 1922) with her own post-war address.
Unlike many war widows, Elizabeth did not remarry and died in Luton in late 1958, aged 82.